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There are times I wish I could start at the end. Endings are what people cling to; what we remember when the book has been shut. It's the ending we talk about with our friends and stay up until the early hours of morning pondering about. Perhaps that's why endings are so beautiful—it is only then that we know the truth of all which came prior.

If only our beginnings could be as simple. What are we when we start but a blank sheet, ready for anything to be written. Some of us will be etched with beautiful design, calligraphic texts of love letters sent and responded to; others hastily scribbled upon and then crinkled up and tossed into the waste basket, never to be read again. Time can bring beauty or death, cruelty only as harsh as the quill decides to press.

In the beginning, we are all the same. No ink, no tears, no bends. We stand together upon a shelf, awaiting the first stroke of the master's quill to guide us to our eventual ends. We are pure, clean, and intact. Naivety is our only author.

It's a shame when he finally opens us, he uses permanent ink.  

We never know if our future is bound in a cherished leatherback journal or torn and left among the cinders of burning barrels. We never know if our words will reach another and touch their heart or remain forever hidden in the bottom shelf of a writer's desk. And, we never know what kind of scars we will carry: slight tears or bends, or even pages torn from our spines, lost forever. It's only in the end that we come to know the extent of the damage.
:trophy: This deviation was featured on January 30th, 2013 in the Daily Literature Deviation article.
:trophy: Chosen as the "Daily Pick" at =DailyLitDeviations (Jan. 30th, 2013)

100 Theme Challenge: 001 -- Introduction

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It's been a few years since I tackled the 100 Theme Challenge here on deviantArt, and I figured it was time to start up again. For my really old watchers, I'm sure you remember some of the old pieces I had done, but hopefully these show much improvement since then and are at least a little more interesting.

The first time I tried this challenge, I was writing poetry; this time, I'll be writing prose.

I think the main reason I want to is, aside from wanting to do it again for months, this will help keep me writing a little bit every day, and hopefully get me ready to work back on my novels again soon in the upcoming months. (Also, helping me count down my days until I move to London!)

So, as the start of my 2012 attempt at the 100 Theme Challenge, I hope you enjoy!
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leyghan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Featured [link] :)
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DorianHarper Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you :love:
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PaperbackRevelations Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:love: This piece has been featured here: [link]
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DorianHarper Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you! :tighthug:
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PaperbackRevelations Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is absolutely captivating. I tried to pick a favourite line but I love all of it... :O

However, these are especially perfect in my mind:

"Perhaps that's why endings are so beautiful—it is only then that we know the truth of all which came prior."

"Naivety is our only author."
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DorianHarper Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Writer
:love:

Thank you so very much! I'm glad you enjoyed!
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Disaster-N-Beauty Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist
This is beautiful <3 Congrats on the DLD!
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DorianHarper Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you :D
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   Writer
Congratulations on the DLD "Pick of the Day." I enjoyed this along with (right now) a baker's dozen. Thank you.
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DorianHarper Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you so much! :love: :tighthug:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Writer
:iconyourewelcomesignplz:
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by =DailyLitDeviations and has been selected as our "Pick of the Day". It is featured in a news article here: [link] and on our main page.

Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article. Keep writing and keep creating.
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DorianHarper Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh, wow! Thank you so very much! This definitely made my morning :D
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Scurron Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really beautiful, and sadly true :') But I guess that there lies the beauty of unwritten and future things.
Very strong writing, I admire this xD
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DorianHarper Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you :blushes:
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Scurron Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcome :la:
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BlitzenMaus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful opening to your themes :) Like everyone else said I really like the book reference throughout. It really adds to the message!
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DorianHarper Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you so very much :blushes:
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WillyKnights Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh~ this is.. short. I LOVE IT! :la: (Eet holds me attention-span! :dummy:)

For the writing itself: ferociously touching (I could probably think of a better word but~.. Imma go with 'touching' right now. >w>). :la: Short, yes, though there are times a strong story/saying can be said with few words. :3

...Just imaged crazy-ass white-out. xD Though~.. I doubt He'll ever use it. >w>
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I love the book analogy! Beautiful, strong prose! :heart:
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DorianHarper Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you so much!! :aww:
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KaiserKat Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Beautiful. I'm glad you're doing the challenge again too. I bet your short stories for the themes are going to be awesome.
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DorianHarper Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks so much!! :la:
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OokySpookyyy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I still love this A LOT great job, beautifully written !!!!
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DorianHarper Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you!! :hug: :heart:
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